Marvel Games: Developers will have the ‘freedom to tell their story’ and won’t be forced to create games that tie-in with the films

Expect some pretty unique things from Marvel games in the near future

If it isn't already apparent, Marvel is making a major push in the gaming industry. They already dominate the superhero film space, so why not try to see just how far that olive branch will go, right? Here's a rundown of the major Marvel games in development.

  1. Insomniac has been revealed to be working on a Spider-Man game exclusively for PlayStation 4.
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy is getting both a TellTale Series and allegedly a standalone game from the Deus Ex developers.
  3. Marvel vs. Capcom 4, which was revealed to be called Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is currently in development.
  4. "The Avengers Project" was announced by Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics, though the exact details of which are still unknown.

So there you have it; four different IPs are getting five games at some point in the future, with more undoubtedly on the way. With Marvel seemingly spreading its many arms in as many different directions as possible, one might wonder what role these games will play in the grand scheme of things. In speaking with IGN, Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann seemed to indicate that any and all Marvel Games will seemingly play whatever role they want as they will not be tied down to any of the official canon.

He said:

"We want to give [developers] freedom to tell their story and we want to make it an original story.
We want to give our partners…freedom to look at all of Marvel history and to pick from what interests them. It's a bit like we're saying, 'Hey you're the chef, you're going to make this meal. Here's all of the ingredients. You pick the ingredients that you like and make a new meal.
We want all of our games to tell an original, all new story. We want [our development partners] to have passion, we want them to put their stamp on the games. It's their game. We want it to be their vision."
Roseman goes on to say that none of the games will be rushed, or tied into any of the movies. All of the games will be their own thing, and there will be an intensive focus on quality. "We want every game to be game of the year, he said.
I don't want to get ahead of myself, but we might (finally) be seeing the long-awaited death of the movie tie-in game. And that's nothing but a good thing.

Source: [IGN]